Sunday, August 5, 2012

Watercolor Crayon Technique

 Every  month I have a new technique challenge on the 
Club Scrap forum. This month I chose for the
watercolor crayons. You can use them to make great quick
and easy backgrounds. Also for stamping. 
Here a quick tutorial.

1. (Above) Start with coloring around your card with
a few colors of watercolor crayons.
2. Take a cup of water and a brush.
Dip your brush in water and paint over the watercolor
crayons. This way you make a wonderful background
for your card.
 3. Here is the finished card, for which I used
Club Scrap Wild Flowes stamps an papers.
 4. Ok, now I just had to make another coffee card.
For this I chose my background with more 
coffee colored watercolor crayons.
 5. As I stated above, you can also color your
stamp with the crayon. For this you dip the crayon
in your cup of water and then color your stamp with it.
6. Here the result of the stamping.
Another background ready for a card.
This technique is real fun and easy.
7. And this is the finished card.
I used Club Scrap Mocha Java card paper
and ring stamp. Sentiment and cup are from the
Brewed Awakenings kit.
 Not only is this a wonderful technique for cards, but
it is also great to make your own scrapbook page
background. You do not have to add color only to
the border, but you can make doodles with the crayond
and add water to color the complete page.
Here is the finished page with hearts of
Michael Strong and
a sentiment by Create with TLC.
 Have a creative day!


Ell said...

wow! it`s a beautiful!

Tlc Creations said...

He is just precious...and your page is that technique.

Inge said...

Alle drie prachtig! Mooie techniek!

Evita said...

Thanks for the trick :) Can this be used with regular crayons or oil pastels?

Hetty said...

Yes, you can use those cheap childrens crayons and no, you cannot use oil pastels for they do not react with water.

You can use a little baby oil on a cotton ball with the oilpastels, but than you need to seal your card when finished.